Owning Your Fire Energy with Mars

Sekhmet, the Lion Headed Goddess from Ancient Egypt, roars with anger and rage.  The Lady of the Place at the Beginning of Time initiates fiery, powerful transformation with the greatest of compassion.

The Hindu Goddess, Kali~Ma, dances on the dead.  She wears a garland of skulls and ferociously waves swords around her. Kali in Sanskrit means ‘kal’ or time.  Her gift is the space in-between time to gain independence for Self and fulfill creative potential.

Throughout ancient history we find myths of Goddesses from different pantheons expressing their volatile emotions.   So why is it in our contemporary society we can sometimes struggle to constructively release their inner most feelings around anger?  Our shadow-side haunts us through the darkest night and torments us with outer situations that we continually find ourselves placed in if we do not find resolution to this vital part of ourselves that has been suppressed for thousands of years.

When we feel this emotion it can erupt like a volcano and may be very difficult to contain.  Alternatively, anger that is not expressed safely and which is turned inward can simmer and act as poison on our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical energy systems.

In color therapy, red is connected to the life force.  It challenges the emotions of assertiveness and anger. It resides in the lower chakras and relates to the ancestors, tribal connection, survival issues and personal power.  Red is intense, passionate, grounding and highly energizing.  On the colour-wheel the complimentary opposite is green.  Green is connected to the heart chakra, and this is the balancer.  The essence of green in nature is part of a symbiotic relationship with light.  Light for the spirit means more space and harmony to find your heart-felt truth.

In astrology the placement of the personal planet Mars in your natal chart can give invaluable insight into how issues of anger and assertiveness are dealt with.  Traditionally Mars is the God of War and resonates with the colour of red.  In Goddess mythology you may like to see Mars in terms of Sekhmet or Kali-Ma within a chart.  As with the astrological interpretation of any energy it depends on the functional and dysfunctional needs, combined with the interacting stories of other planets, aspects and transits.

Here are some suggestions to being with:

Mars in the element of air, communication is vital.  Find a trusted confidante to listen to you without censorship or judgment.  This provides a safe alternative so you can release pent up frustration enabling you to clear your head, take deep yogic breaths and assess the situation with more clarity.

Mars in the element of fire, call on Sekhmet to help channel the necessary release. Arch your back and roar like a Lioness.  It is time to take action!  Grab your drum and go to the beach or forest.  Alternatively dance it out with Kali-Ma. Try a Kundalini dance session.  Use this vital energy force for powerful transformation.

Mars in the element of earth, time to move the rising energy through your physical body.  Try a kickboxing session, Zumba class, gardening (feel the dirt with your bare hands) and composting, or energetic walking.  Remember our physical cells hold memories.  A regular bodywork session will be extremely beneficial.

Mars in the element of water, now just where is that anger or resentment hiding?  Is it simmering, bubbling and brewing beneath the surface?  Does moodiness prevail?  Establish clear boundaries with the definition of your needs. Try some art therapy, and express the subconscious emotions through color.

At the end of the day it is about finding a constructive strategy that works best for you.  Transmuting anger is about rediscovering your connection to your deep empowerment and establishing a greater understanding of the Self.  By beginning to release old patterns and blockages you become aware of ancient wounds that lie within the subconscious.

Potent transformational work with a skilled, somatic therapist can assist with the uncovering of these old wounds as they arise for healing.  Many have reincarnated in this lifetime to support this particular shamanic service for the Great Cosmic Mother, by working with the mind/body connection and the spiritual/astral realms.

So be brave and take the first step of this exploration.  Allow yourself to find full expression in wholeness.  The Sacred Feminine calls you to find your own truth and particular voice with immense clarity.  She also reminds you to be gentle with yourself as deeper awareness can take a lifetime to unfold.

“Own your power Mighty One and go forth with renewed confidence and strength!”

 

Photography credit Leslie Sattersfield 2017

Medicine Bundles

For many years I have worked in ‘collaborative adventures’ with artists, musicians, writers, healers, poets and wayseers to bring about a more sustainable world for our art.  This has been the impetus to create transpersonal ‘medicine bundles’ for our ravenous, passionate souls, to hold the beauty and forge a new pathway.  A place in the world where we belong and where we are cherished and loved.

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The metaphorical idea of the transpersonal ‘medicine bundle’ came to me during a sound healing.  It originates from the native American tradition of sacred medicine bags.  These medicine bags were worn on the body to remind the wearer of their unique purpose and direction in life.  The bags would hold sacred objects such as plant medicine, crystals, feathers, shells, talismans, ‘prayers’ made of clay, which related specifically to the wearer’s creative healing gifts and potentials.

The symbolic concept of the transpersonal ‘medicine bundle’ has been birthed from this traditional idea and has a significant resonance to the individual that I work with … ‘an ancient tool that is used in a modern application.’

The ‘medicine bundle’ assists you in connecting with your Authentic Being and to follow your true calling.  This is offered through three individual, transpersonal sessions, where we explore your creative gifts and potential, releasing any fears or limitations around this.

  • Experiential Astrology – soul direction, creative gifts and archetypal energies
  • Transpersonal Counselling – to explore limitations & fears ~ to embrace the Authentic Self
  • Shamanic Soul Retrieval – reclaiming the essence of creative passion

The transpersonal ‘Medicine Bundle’ comprises of three unique sessions for $260.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Since my adolescence I believed I had some treasure to live to share and contribute. Whilst confused about what my gifts were. Not seeming to fit a mould or path already created. Finding my own way deepening into my path and trusting my inner guidance has been my journey.
 
In a world of trained rights and wrongs dos and dont’s conditions to adhere to and follow, finding the confidence to blaze my own way has taken its time.
 
Mikailah is a subtle weaver of magic, with the magnitude of these gifts the big picture changes and we find ourselves in a new reality. She holds an earthy space for the mind to be opened to the truth. She addresses the need for truth and clarity when delivering the vision of personal ethical service, with heart!
 
Through journeying with Mikailah I have been nurtured gently encouraged boldly and been supported deeply. This support has not come just from this thoroughly educated and experienced amazing woman but from a well of wisdom, cosmic connection that is otherworldly.
 
She has interacted with my soul. Whispered me home, anchored me in my truth. Sessions with her have connected me to my innate wisdom, the wisdom and perfection of the earth-nature the nurture within me and with out me.
 
I have come away confidently connected, I now feel I have a profound powerful team of support beyond my wildest dreams.  I’m Illuminated, activated and blissfully reconnected with my mission, my own medicine and the medicine I have now to share with the world.” Marissa Donaldson ~ Alimental Energies

Venus in Sagittarius

This evening Venus moves into Sagittarius, along with some other potent planetary alignments. This conscious dreaming is calling forth highly evolved partnerships. It is time for us to embrace our energy in the stillness, to be deeply honouring of the Great Mother as the Black Moon resonates her ancient wisdom in Capricorn. At the same time, we are being called to surrender to her vulnerabilities and be empowered through the softness that radiates from her heart-space. It is the weaving of all into a unified heart-space.

How best do we align with expressing these astrological energies depends on our individual lines of self-enquiry and state of grace.

For some it is vitally important to engage in the wild dance of Kali, for She is the creation of nature ~ The Dark Mother, She of the Deep. For her to do this She must be reassured and trust the vessel holding this sacred rite for the movement of creation, preservation and destruction. These are the ingredients for the cosmic blend of the Beloved. Initiation and assertion are activated through our inner animus. Likewise, our inner anima resides in the gentle recess of our hearts. We have both aspects within and these qualities need to be nurtured and revered. Balance and unification will then bring forth healing which is reflected through inter-personal relationships.

During patriarchal history, humankind has been subjected to the dominator race and near eradication of the Sacred Feminine. The Great Mother is like the wild tigress that has been oppressed through the shackling and ‘domestication’ of her instinctive nature. Mother Earth has been continually raped to the detriment of all, which is felt within the psyche of humanity. We have danced away from each other through this separation and carry the wounding within our collective memories.

We need to be gentle with each other, for this will take time to heal and a new inclusive connection is essential for harmonious existence. This reconnection allows us to vision new ways of Being. This dreaming is gifted to us all to raise the consciousness of humanity. We need to understand that the conventional roles of how we have previously been interacting are changing. We need to educate ourselves on a more universal level. First and foremost, we need to be responsible for our own journey to wholeness through connecting with all aspects of our Inner Beloved. This requires great courage to step beyond our limitations and embrace our ecstatic Self.

A beautiful rite to honour the Inner Beloved is by reflecting on the Full Moon energies. It is a time to celebrate the life force of the Sun (creative essence) and the receptive nature of the Moon (expressive & nurturing). The Full Moon occurs every 29 ½ days and celebrates illumination. It is when the sun and the moon are dancing opposite each other in balance and harmony across the arc of the sky.

Use your intention to nurture the relationship between yourself and your Inner Beloved, however you feel you would like to express this for yourself. Offer this ritual as a gift for the evolution of humanity, as well as for personal benefits.

Close your eyes and focus on the breath. Call forth the elements and acknowledge them individually to offer the experiences and insights you need for your Divine Union.

Earth – body / sensuality / values
Water – emotions / subconscious
Fire – passion / creativity / intuition
Air – breath / communication
Spirit – cosmic connection

If you have a partner spend time in heart-felt communication. This is perfect leading into the Full Moon in Gemini in the early hours of Monday morning here in the Southern Hemisphere. Allow some time over the week to focus on each other. Again, close your eyes and focus on the breath before calling in the elements. Allow your inspired ideas to flow through the heart.

Another valuable ritual is to have a special place in nature that becomes your Beloved for merging with your higher consciousness. For many years I experienced an alchemical fusion with a sacred mountain where I live. This dedicated place holds healthy and safe energy for me. By connecting with this landscape it offered me a greater depth of understanding about the true unity of myself by releasing my shadow projections and attachments to the past. By nurturing my relationship with nature in this divine place, I became more aware of the universal tantric energies and experienced a deep transformation. I was instructed in a different way of receiving and giving love-wisdom. The sensory touch and erotic delight of the senses with the transcendental aspect of human love to spiritual. Explore where you live and find a place that holds similar energy for you through the ley lines. The land will love you for this and open to receive you in this holy quest “for that which you seek if you do not find it within, you will never find it without.”

Remember in these conscious times, to listen with your heart and feel strength in your vulnerabilities. Keep walking the path in sacred prayer for Earth Mother and beyond. For we are all One in this Divine Union.

As always take what resonates and leave the rest  Feel free to share from ‘Singing Crow Shamanic Astrology’

Article revised 30th November 2017~ Venus in Scorpio 29 deg

Mikailah is an evolutionary astrologer. She creates a place of truth & beauty to support people in remembering their authentic, natural state of Being. She offers this through soul astrology sessions and conscious dreaming workshops.

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Black Moon Lilith

This story is about the quintessence of the creative Earth Beings akin to PachaMama, Earth Mother, Gaia.  Words carry vibrations so I invite you to receive what is in resonance with your personal cosmologies at this moment in time and release what is not needed to be scattered like leaves in the wind.  Ultimately, Lilith’s archetypal energy is about the untameable, wild free spirit.  She wants you to claim your inner power, spiritual activism and embody your personal truth with integrity and authenticity.
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The astrological work I offer is dedicated to our relationship with Pachamama, intermingled with our star consciousness.  When we walk the Beauty Way with honesty and dignity, we connect with the Ancestors; the Star People; the Plant People and their medicines; the Devic Spirits; the Tree Guardians and Stone People; the Two Spirits; the Water Beings; the Four Legged; the Two Legged; the Winged Ones and the Insects.  We look to how they commune with us, thereby allowing Mother Nature to teach us and to teach our children through the seasons, the four directions and the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.  These earth teachings bring great joy, balance and awareness into our integrated Being by celebrating all our relations ~ Mitakuye Oyas’in ~ we are all related, we are all One.
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Primarily as feminine encounters, synthesis with our menstrual Star-Fire and fluid intelligence is a sovereign relationship.  We align with our menstruum (female lunar essence) through our moon cycle thus cultivating a more harmonious affinity with Mother Earth and guidance of her heartbeat.  When we return our blood to her, we hear her voice, we hear her heartbeat.  It becomes one with ours. These phenomenological teachings reflect our rich symbolic inner world.

By remembering the story of Lilith and her mythology we can activate an awakening transmission.  With an open heart and an open mind, we need to take ourselves back in history to around 4000 BCE to some important synchronistic events in the timeline of humanity.  This is a powerful teaching story of alchemical archetypal energies altering the collective earth story.  There are some important star lineage codes embedded within this storytelling if you happen to go searching or it could be just another remarkable tale.

We are going back to ancient Mesopotamia, around the time of Sumer and Babylon, a cultural area between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.  Geographically it is the same region as modern-day Iraq.  However, ancient Mesopotamia was a very different social structure as it was an egalitarian society. They were a matrilineal, fertility-based people that ritualised the natural cycles ~ the seasonal cycles of spring, summer, autumn and winter.  They understood about the sowing of seeds for the new cycle and the fruition that comes with that through tending to the plants, tending to the seeds as they grow and the metaphorical dreams and visions that come forth with this to the time of the Great Harvest.

There was significant celebration around the harvesting and the people also understood about winter coming in and the need to release what is no longer required, essentially this is the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. They were connected in with the heavenly spheres by myth, magick and mysticism.
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In mythology Lilith dwells in the bottom of the Tree of Life and this represents the base chakra.  She inhabits the tree with the great serpent, one of her totem animals.  The serpent symbolises feminine knowledge, healing and oracular vision.  Lilith is known as the ‘screech owl of the night sky’ and the owl embodies the lunar and blood mysteries.  Her sacred flower is the Lily.  The top of the tree is the home of Inanna (Sumerian) or Ishtar (Babylonian).  Inanna/Ishtar reside in the top of the tree with the Anzu bird.  Therefore, we have a direct correlation with the ancient bird/snake Goddess personifying the shamanic journey of a person taking flight from the physical body during a vision quest to find truth and purpose by communing with Spirit.

One of Lilith’s primordial roles was to go into the fields and joyously dance the people back to the temple of Inanna/Ishtar.  The people would celebrate, feast and make music for the holy rites of fertility.  They would engage in sexual relations and experience an orgasmic connection with the Divine Creative Life Source.  They had great awareness about the kundalini energies moving through them to gain enlightenment.

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In these times, the children were considered ‘gifts of the Great Mother’.  The whole community would raise the children in these earth medicine ways.  When women bled on the dark moon they would go into what we know as the red tent.  They would bleed for three days and three nights and be lovingly looked after and cherished by the rest of the community.   Their dreams would be received for the revealing of prophecies that would come through their blood song. The dreamings also included the healing ways of the plants, the healing ways of the Wise Woman.  The ancient circles would hold the wisdom of the Elders & they were consulted before any major decisions were made for the benefit of their community.  There was great freedom, however with freedom comes responsibility.

Lilith also appears in the Old Testament.  There has been an energetic shift from the matrilineal times and we are now in patriarchal reign.  The dominator race has come into being with destructive patriarchal conditioning and new archetypal energies are occurring with ego development.  In this storyline, Lilith was the first wife of Adam.  One day Lilith confronted Adam with her hand.  The hand symbol is either a warning or a greeting.  Lilith said to Adam “I do love you my husband but you need to treat me as your equal in this partnership.  For I will not lie beneath any man and be subservient.”  Adam, the dominator archetype, refused to meet Lilith on these terms of equality.  So instead of being subordinate and compromising her truth to meet someone else’s values, Lilith willingly chose to leave her family and tribe.  She went to live with kindred nature spirits in the wilderness.  Even though Lilith intentionally chose to leave her community, the ancient patriarchal fathers banished her and all that was sacred to women. They created fear and superstition around the story of Lilith and perpetuated a complex, collective wound.

Throughout the collective psyche, Lilith grew to be feared and was renowned for being the child killer, temptress and demonic hag.  Corrupted folklore fed this superstition of the vilified woman who became associated with shame and taboo.  Subjected to the projection of the patriarchal shadow, the female psyche throughout the ages experienced the dark night of the soul; the deep well of grief; denigrated status; sexual trauma and emotional repression; difficulties with conception and birthing; incarceration; madness; suicide and death.

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In the Burning Times of the middles ages we have the dark oppression of the Goddess religion, the midwives, herbalists, healers and witches.  Many of whom were burnt or drowned because the church as an institution did not trust or want women to have the power that is within all of us.  ‘For she is unsafe.  She is not to be trusted ‘~ this was the distorted moralistic message that grew within the patriarchal collective.  The sacred teachings and wisdom of the Great Mother went underground.  Many of us still carry the old traumatic wound of persecution and separation.

In the Victorian era, we recount the absurd sexual repression of women.  A woman with strong Lilith energies was called the seductress, whore or harlot.  Great artists of this time painted Lilith as the Fallen Woman.  We remember with great honour, the suffragettes who fought to bring back women’s rights, many of whom were incarcerated and some lost their lives in the hunger strikes.  We acknowledge the women’s revolution in the sixties and seventies with the reclaiming of natural birthing and women’s equality.  These respective, collective feminist waves resurrected the warrior energy of Lilith, calling for emancipation from a governing system that dictates domestication and enslavement.  Those bold and fiery women embraced the forbidden side of the wild feminine in all her glory.

Now we are in potent, revolutionary times of the collective consciousness and changing our story.  This is my passion, by exploring your personal story through transpersonal astrology and the Hasidic myth of Lilith, we can track the energetic cords of disempowerment and discover a new map of freedom, purpose and authenticity.  Lilith is a powerful emissary.

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We first look at the asteroid of Lilith which signifies Lilith confronting Adam in the Hasidic myth.  This is aspected in your chart by the Dark Maiden and when you first stood up to the rigid domination of patriarchal culture.

Next, we journey to the Dark Moon Lilith (DML) which is a second satellite to the earth and it perplexes astronomers because they don’t know if it really exists.  The Dark Moon Lilith encapsulates that hidden, rejected energy of Lilith who was banished to the desert.  Archetypally, she is the ‘exiled social outcast’ and the source of internalised wounding.  Dark Moon Lilith represents the shadow and if not owned or transmuted can turn into the poison of twisted pain where we project the dysfunctional dark feminine.  If internalised it can lead to self-hatred.  Lilith will only come out of the shadows to be healed when she feels safe.  It is vital not to stay stuck in this place, no matter how uncomfortable the ‘drawing out’ makes us feel.  It takes great strength, courage and vulnerability to do this rite of passage across the threshold to cultivate a loving and compassionate relationship with previously disowned parts of self.

Thirdly, the Black Moon Lilith (BML) is a powerful energy vortex, estranged in her relationship to the earth and the lunar moon.  The lunar moon has an elliptical orbit around the earth and therefore there are two center points of gravity.  The Black Moon Lilith is the second point of gravity and the furthest away ~ the lunar apogee.  The Black Moon Lilith is the intermediary state that brings through abstract, and at times multi-layered themes of scarred emotional patterning.  It is important in this liminal stage to access the sub-conscious and make it conscious , and to also release wounded cellular memories that have been stored in our physical bodies.  This interwoven metamorphosis with Lilith reawakens and rekindles our magnificent soul potential and wildness.  Her gift is to embrace the evolutionary process for humanity and progressive collective shift for our planet.  We are the Ones we have been waiting for.

When we understand with wisdom our personal story, we can then witness the unbinding of the chains, to live a rich life in primal creative existence with our organic world.  Our empowered and grace-filled voices can be heard in deep resolute union as we return home to the bountiful Garden of Eden ~ or maybe we never left.
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 Mikailah is an ancestral Earth Witch and celebrates her intuitive gifts as her natural birthrite.  

She channels Lilith as the ancient Mother-Goddess of the Elven Dynasty. 

Wild Beauty Self-Care

Wild beauty is a bridge between the Heavenly Cosmos and the pulsating rhythms of Earth.  She contains a rich tapestry of experiences that make up the story of your life.  She is mysterious, dark and succulent.  She roars with the strength of a Lioness and sensually touches your skin to delight and inspire you beyond your wildest imaginations.  She beckons with desire.

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To visualise the Wild Beauty, imagine the time you spent walking the windswept plains of the landscape of your soul.  She is the light that calls you to explore the uncharted territory that no one else can see around you.   She breathes a fire into your spirit and excites the flame of creativity.  Her eyes access the depths of originality and uniqueness that is her special ‘calling card’ for all concerned.

The Wild Beauty encodes your essence with the expansion of pure source and alignment with the Earth Song of our times.  For many she is a very familiar energy, for others she is waiting to be discovered.

We have all been conditioned to act and talk in a certain way that is reflective of our social and cultural filters.  The Wild Beauty speaks in terms of freedom and movement that resonates with our own sacred dance within.

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She engages in a language that pours forth from the gateways of the heart.  When we have experienced a disconnection from the magic around us the Wild Beauty navigates her way to restore equilibrium to the energetic light body.  She connects us to our passion for life.

Wild Beauty will ask the all-important question of you… “What is your passion?” 

She will then cultivate a relationship with you to work from this catalytic point.  Together you will traverse a new form that relates intrinsically to the physical and soul matter of your creative being.

 

Practical ways for the Wild Beauty to live within you.

*  First and foremost, trust your own intuition ~ know thyself

*  Discover the inspiration of your creative source

*  Take regular walks in nature to connect with the devic spirits and elementals

*  Howl at the Moon in all her nine phases

*  Dispel anger and rage in a safe environment

*  Take a candlelit bath to soothe the soul

*  Drum, dance and sing wildly

*  Continually review and release all energies that are not in true alignment with your Self

*  Embrace diversity

*  Empower yourself through financial freedom.  Know that you have choices!

*  Let go of all outmoded concepts of duality ‘good versus bad’

*  Expand your heart-space through meditation

*  Connect with your totem animals and spirit allies.  Let them ‘speak’ to you.

* Lay the ‘Inner Critic’ & ‘Condemning Judge’ to rest.  The Wild Feminine’s partner of choice is far    more exciting and liberated!

* Create delicious, seasonal meals with organic or local produce.  The Wild Feminine loves  wholesome food.

* Receive restorative, healing bodywork.  Use your gift of discernment when connecting to a    therapist or practitioner.

* Paint a large, colorful canvas to express your soul

* Allow the ‘Inner Child’ to play and have fun

* Henna your body in sacred ritual

* Return your star fire to the Earth in joyful celebration

* Discover your star-map and your relationship with the Cosmos

* Dispel all ‘shoulds’ in your life and release expectations from others

* Spend time gardening to feel the Earth.  Even in the city you can keep pots of herbs,    vegetables and flowers.

* Write poetry and story-tell aspects of your Wild Feminine life

* Keep a dream journal of your nighttime travels

* Speak your truth and respect yourself!

By allowing the fusion of the Wild Beauty within your own life it will support the healing and a new way forward.  Remember you are the Director so enjoy!

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Written for the Goddess Magazine 2010 in the winter place. 

Full Moon in Sagittarius, Uranus in Aries.

Full Moon Magick

Dive deep to find your strength as we experience potent initiations and rites of passages.  The Full Moon in Gemini was exact Monday 4th December 1:48am AEST Queensland, Australia.  Gemini represents the realm of the mind. Allow your mind to be open to receive the flashes of inspiration from the creative source. Reflect on your communication skills and if they need improving? Delve into how your rational mind may keep you locked in and not allow you to discover the truth of your higher self. Do you flitter around not wanting to commit to the bigger picture? The restlessness of the Gemini air energy needs to be focused with breath work. Yoga is incredible for this. The twins always see two sides of a situation and need to have choices. Know that you are empowered by the options in your life. Create this for yourself! Continue reading